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Old 04-30-2012, 11:03 AM
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Has anyone noticed significant changes from doing this? Is there a way to do it without buying a balancer?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:07 AM
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Max i have one!!

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:13 AM
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Max i have one!!

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Ah so all you guys balance yours?
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Yes!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:21 PM
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You might laugh at this but heres what worked pretty good for balanceing my tires and thats using your front carrier without the axle bone just the bearings and the axle cup . Make sure the bearings are clean and free and oil them them up there will be some back forth play . Make sure your axle cup is not to wared out though. But this method works give it a try its a El Cheapo but effective way to balance the tires !


And for sure you will notice a diffrence when balanceing the tires for sure if your running Truggy tires its really noticeble for sure !
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Lets put it this way: 40 years ago when I was running HO & 1/24th Slot cars, I used to balance those tires. So yes: I balance my RC car tires.
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Ordering myself a balancer! The axle method you were talking about makes complete sense though. Its basically the same thing.
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Try running with a set of balanced wheels and a set of unbalanced wheels, you will noticed a difference how much smoother it runs with balanced wheels.

The imbalance on touring car tires is so slight but very noticeable at high speeds since these are smaller diameter tires and need to rotate at higher rpm compared to truggy tires.

Although the only drawback on balanced wheel for off-road, as the tires gets clogged up, the balance is off anyways. If you are running a clay or clean track surfaces, balanced wheels do make a big difference.
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This post is a good occasion to have some feedback on 1/8 wheel balancers on the market. These are the ones I know, I just don't know which one to choose

TEAM GRID


dynamite


dubro (needs an adapter)



AKA


LOSI


RB


MUCHMORE


FASTRAX


HUDY


ULTIMATE RACING

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I have & use the dynamite!! works perfect, Max you can use mine, any time you want!!

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How often do you balance your tires? The foam moves inside the tire sometimes no?
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How often do you balance your tires? The foam moves inside the tire sometimes no?
I check once a month, or after a big crash


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Big crash??? huh?
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Originally Posted by Pulse_ View Post
How often do you balance your tires? The foam moves inside the tire sometimes no?
The inserts shift inside the tires all the time. I check my balance every race day. Usually they are still spot on, but sometimes one or more will be off.
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Originally Posted by shagnat View Post
Big crash??? huh?

Sometimes i push a bit too hard!! (LOL)
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